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Name: Wilson's Promontory Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Tidal River, , Australia

Location: Southernmost tip of mainland Australia, Victoria.

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Photo: Nancy J. Rau

Managing Organization:
Wilson's Promontory National Park


In April 2005 a wildfire burned much of Wilson’s Promontory National Park between the light station and the end of the road at Tidal River. Access to the lighthouse will be closed for an extended period, most likely at least through 2005.

Tower Height: 62

Height of Focal Plane: 384

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 7.5 seconds, visible for 18 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Conical stone tower with white lantern.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1859

Date Present Tower Built: 1859

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Nearby Lodging: Three keeper’s houses are available for overnight rental.

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